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Looking to tint my front windows.
Guessing that 35% is lighter than what is on the back windows. Just looking to go a little lighter than the back any suggestions?
 

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I have 20% on my front windows.



Seriously Jenn, I'm not intentionally trying to follow you around today :)
 

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Get as dark as your state law allows. Most allow darker in rear.
 

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I have 5% on front, and 20% on rear plus rear smoking (which combined is about like 5%), my rear side glass is about 5% total , and the center rear slif=ding glass is about 50% total. It does make it bit hard at night, but its so worth it in the summer. Your AC doesn't work as hard, my black leather seats are bearable, and you can barely see inside. It is illegal, but most jurisdictions in my state don't enforce it, bar a couple cities. most people have trouble when the tint their front windshield.
 

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I have 20% on the fronts.
Most states only allow 70% on the fronts which is stock I believe.
 
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For those of us in the U.S., here is a quick reference:

Tint Laws

I'd suggest verifying the information on the site in case any of it is outdated or incorrect.
Awesome, Now I know for sure, my front and back sides and rear are very illegal. Windshield is legal at least lol!
 

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I personally have been getting 20% all around and 6" down front windshield.

Ive only been checked once...I was speeding but received a warning for the tint.

Up to you...check your laws. 20% is illegal here but I run it and 6" down front.

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The window tint law link above is okay but lacks some info. For example, GA allows trucks and SUV's to have the windows behind the B-pillars to be as dark as you desire (not mentioned on the site).

I have 35% (legal in GA) on my front windows and as you can see from Jen's picture above it's a little lighter than the factory rear tint but it still filters a lot of sun.

I think most importantly, get a high quality tint. I am a big fan of Llumar as it has a lifetime warranty, blocks UV, looks good and is durable.

Let us know what you get.
 
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Thanks for all of the great info.
Probably going with 35%
 

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Most tint shops have a display or samples you can look at or even hold up to your window to see what each percentage looks like. Seeing it in person may help you decide.

The first time I went for tint, I asked how close the 35% would be to my rear factory tint. The tint guy took a 35% sample, (tinted piece of plastic), rolled my rear window halfway down and held the sample right above the open window. Then he held it inside my driver's front window so I could see how it would look installed. It really helped me and earned him a return customer.
 

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I think the most important info I could use is not so much the tint %, but what happens when you go OUT of your state. Let's face it, many of us are going to go travelling in our Fronty's at some point, especially for offroading events. My state Florida doesn't give a crap about bumper heights, lift height, or tinting on windows for the most part it seems, but what happens when I go to some communist state that basically doesn't allow you to do ANYTHING to your vehicle, like Pennsylvania? What I've done legally in Florida, will that get me a citation in some less progressive states, even though I don't have their state plates on?
 

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The window tint law link above is okay but lacks some info. For example, GA allows trucks and SUV's to have the windows behind the B-pillars to be as dark as you desire (not mentioned on the site).

I have 35% (legal in GA) on my front windows and as you can see from Jen's picture above it's a little lighter than the factory rear tint but it still filters a lot of sun.

I think most importantly, get a high quality tint. I am a big fan of Llumar as it has a lifetime warranty, blocks UV, looks good and is durable.

Let us know what you get.
That's where I got my warning. GA.

They really only care about fronts and windshield.

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I think the most important info I could use is not so much the tint %, but what happens when you go OUT of your state. Let's face it, many of us are going to go travelling in our Fronty's at some point, especially for offroading events. My state Florida doesn't give a crap about bumper heights, lift height, or tinting on windows for the most part it seems, but what happens when I go to some communist state that basically doesn't allow you to do ANYTHING to your vehicle, like Pennsylvania? What I've done legally in Florida, will that get me a citation in some less progressive states, even though I don't have their state plates on?

I think the state in which the vehicle is registered is what matters. I have never had a problem driving any of my vehicles in California (all have front window tinting) and have done so gazillions of times over the past 15 years.

A number of years ago, I went through a DUI checkpoint in Cali. The officer started to say something about my window tint. Stopped himself, said "Wait, what state is this car registered in?" When I told him Nevada, he said "Never mind, have a nice day."
 

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Got 15% on my fronts and they look great with my rear!
 

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Good to know. Unfortunately I still have to drive through Georgia to reach any other part of the country, and that state has the highest % chance of you getting a ticket out of all of them. They have kept over 100 miles of I-75 in "road construction" for the better part of the last 14 years (since I got out of the Navy in 2002 it's been like that at least), and the only thing I can think of is that they have that designated a construction zone just so they can pin double the speeding fines on folks. It's just 107 miles or so of construction signs and cones along the side of the highway with not a single construction vehicle in sight, and that's been like that for over a decade. Driving through Georgia, ESPECIALLY with out of state plates is a total butt-clenching affair.

Got 15% on my fronts and they look great with my rear!
I actually wish you could just flat out replace the front side windows with the factory tinted type of glass you find in the rear sides and rear. Where the tint is actually inside the glass, just so you don't have to worry about not scratching that film on the inside of your window, or avoiding certain cleaners which can damage the tint.

That'd be a mod that I'd pay for in a heartbeat.
 

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If your looking to match the rear tint shade. I am at 30% and its pretty close. Because the light coming thru the windshield, it looks lighter than the rear in the pic, but the match is actually pretty close.
 

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I usually negotiate the tint in as part of the purchase! That gives me what the state allows and keeps me out of trouble! Living in Arizona, would not drive long without tint!!!
 
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